The Obama Administration knew in 2008 about long wait times and the inaccuracies in scheduling that are at the heart of the latest scandal to rock President Obama’s presidency. The Washington Post reported that top VA officials told the Obama transition team that wait times coming from VA facilities were suspicious and should not to be trusted. Documents obtained by the Times had VA officials saying “This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying — and potentially denying — deserving veterans timely care“. A VA inspector General who was on the 2008 transition team recommended that top officials the accuracy of reported wait times. The Inspector General said further action would be needed if these tests revealed “questionable differences” between the dates that appear on medical records and the dates entered into the VA scheduling system.
I am shocked, President Obama after all is the man who campaigned in 2007 vowing to get homeless veterans off the street, and to improve veterans care. How could a scandal such as the one that has appeared in the Veterans Health Administration have taken place under such a compassionate and accomplished President? Simple, according to Jay Carney President Obama was simply completely oblivious to this problem he vowed to fix. He has paid no attention to the VA. What other conclusion are we to draw when Jay Carney tells us that President Obama only just learned of the fiasco that is the VA through reports from the MEDIA REPORTS!
Why is our President learning things through the media? Do they really expect us to believe that he had no clue what was going on. How can a man be President yet be completely unaware of what is going on in his Administration? Simple, either A. President Obama is grossly incompetent and has no business being in the White House, or B. He knew about this issue and decided not to worry about it and is now using Jay Carney to mop up his mess. The White House knew, the Obama Administration knew for five years, that is the entire length of his Presidency, that there was some funny business going on in the VA, and President Obama chose to ignore it. This is really par for the course, people are dying and President Obama is no where to be found. It is sickening really.